I love comedy documentaries. It’s always fascinating to catch a glimpse of the person behind the wisecracking guise. Whether they catch gritty behind-the-scenes realness or keep it light with a celebration of the craft, comedians make for terrific doc subject.
On May 26, Passion River Films is adding to the catalog with Jorgy Cruz’s FUNNY PAINS.
FUNNY PAINS follows stand-up comedian Wendi Starling, whose career, working process and life areclosely examined in the film, as she navigates one of the entertainment’s toughest, most competitive professions - all during the height of the #MeToo movement, feminism, and the infiltration of stand-up comedy by the politically correct. Above all else, the film delves into serious issues of sexual assault and mental health, with Starling revealing her not-so-private personal traumas.
The feature documentary includes a motley crew of comedy movers and shakers including Nikki Glaser, Jim Norton, Bonnie McFarlane, Andrew Shultz, Yamaneika Saunders, Krystyna Hutchinson, Rich Vos, and Mehran Khaghani.
Check out an exclusive clip from the doc featuring funny man mainstay Jim Norton right here!
What do you think? You can check out the rest of FUNNY PAINS when it opens On Demand this May 26!
aka Annette Kellerman